David Robison Assistant General Manager, Drum Teacher
David Robison is 37 years old and has taught hundreds of students in the Chicago area since 2001! He has toured the world playing his own original music with Chicago metal-giants ALAYA (Basick Records) and as a member of the New York based prog-rock group DAMIERA (Equal Vision Records). David's lessons have become widely known for being tailored to each individual student, from the youngest beginners to award winning DCI snare drummers and touring professional musicians. Every single lesson will take your abilities to the next level!
Evan Farley Assistant Music Director, Keyboard Teacher, Songwriting Instructor
Evan Farley is a musician and media composer currently living in Chicago. His love for music started when he was 10 years old when he finally convinced his parents to let him take piano lessons. Two years later he picked up the saxophone and from that point onward, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Evan currently holds two composition degrees, a Bachelors in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Evan is a huge fan of rock music which led him to pick up and self-teach himself electric bass at the age of 21. When he's not teaching at School of Rock, you can find him jamming out at home or writing music for various electronic media projects.
Paul Barrilles Drum Teacher
Paul Barrilles is a professional musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age and began learning songs by ear. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.
Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has extensive performance experience playing several genres from rock, jazz, folk, funk, and R&B. Paul was the founding drummer of The Way Down Wanderers, a popular folk band from Illinois, and is featured on their first EP “Path To Follow”. He has played with various artists from across the country: Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Foster and The Fellowship, and Disconnect Reconnect, to name a few. Paul has also toured several states in the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Paul is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied music performance with a jazz emphasis. During his time at NIU, he took private lessons in both drum set and percussion, studied music theory and music history, and worked as the worship band director at the First United Methodist Church.
Over the past 6 years, Paul has been an active private drum instructor for students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching philosophy is this: anyone is capable of becoming a musician! Even if you have no prior performance experience, or have never picked up an instrument, all you need is your curiosity to begin taking lessons.
Manuel Miller Guitar Teacher
Manuel Miller is a guitarist/vocalist born and raised in Chicago that has performed in multiple original and cover bands over the course of the past decade, playing shows at places like Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Bottom Lounge, and House of Blues, and touring the midwest. He started learning guitar at the age of 13, alongside learning saxophone as part of his education and dabbling in other instruments, like keyboards, bass, and any other instrument lying around with strings on it. While mostly focused on performing rock and indie music, Manuel has experience playing many genres of music, including soul, funk, and jazz, winning the Berklee College of Music's Judge's Choice Award in 2011. He has also recorded with Sean O'Keefe and himself has recorded and mixed original music. Currently, he leads a cover band and an original project called j a b o b o.
Luke Dupuis Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Luke Dupuis is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who mainly performs and creates in the genre of progressive rock and metal. He has been playing guitar for nearly two decades, and since his start he has built and refined skills as both a technical lead and rhythm player. Luke fronts his own band called The Untold, on lead vocals and guitar. He also writes most of the music for the band which has been releasing songs and playing shows since 2017.
In 2018 Luke graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in contemporary, urban and popular music, with a focus on guitar performance. Even though Luke is mostly a rock and metal player, he has experience studying and playing in various genres of music including jazz, fusion, r&b, funk, acoustic finger-style, blues and more. Luke is always pushing himself. He is constantly honing his sound, technique and songwriting. Becoming a better musician is a lifelong and joyous process, and there is nothing he would rather be dedicating his life to.
Isabella Andries Keyboard Teacher
Isabella Andries is a pianist and songwriter native to the Chicago area. As a former School of Rock student, she is no stranger to the joy of performing with an ensemble and bringing the works of legendary bands to life. During her time there, she was a keyboardist in the house band, and performed at Summerfest and the Rave in Milwaukee. Her fondest memories include playing a Frank Zappa tribute show and music by the Big 4 of Thrash Metal.
Isabella is a recent graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Her speciality is contemporary classical music and works for piano and electronics. An active collaborative performer, she has a wide breadth of experience in solo, duo and chamber music. She has performed as a pit musician for musical theatre productions at Lawrence and in the greater Chicago area. Her studies have brought her to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy and the Yarn/Wire Institute at Stony Brook University in New York. A performer with a passion for teaching, her pedagogy training has informed everything she does with her students.
When she is not teaching, Izzie can be found writing and producing music under her stage name, Ar1adn3.
Erin Duguay Singing Teacher
Erin Duguay is a vocalist from Brunswick, Maine. She started singing at the age of 11 and attended Midcoast School of Music in Portland, Maine. This is where she developed not only her voice and style, but also learned how to perform with a live band.
Erin attended McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minnesota for 2 ½ years performing with High and Mighty, a Minnesota corporate cover band. In 2018, she transferred to Columbia College Chicago, graduating in 2020 with a degree in vocal performance and a minor in music business. She now performs throughout Chicago with several bands including Feel Good Nation, Hey Jimmy and Jessi and the Fizz.
Throughout the years, Erin has taught voice lessons at Midcoast School of Music and Saint Paul School of Music. She is now excited to work with the students at School of Rock.